It is the most asked question of me as a priest at wedding receptions. Perhaps you will recognize it. “Fr., did that mass count for tomorrow?”
Worship and Sacraments Commission
This commission works to ensure that the Eucharist permeates all activities of the parish by increasing participation at Mass, connecting liturgies to the works of mercy and outreach of the parish, and facilitating a more coordinated use of homilies and catechesis to reinforce teaching. The commission also assists in preparing parishioners for the sacraments and promotes Eucharistic Adoration. Commission Chair: Carol Craft, 314-842-2626 or send an email.
In a wonderful way, the prophet Isaiah opens up for us a challenging vista, timely in our age when there is talk of a wall and deportations and ending of the Dreamer’ options for infants who were born here.
It is a trap, cleverly set for Jesus. If Jesus says “Yes, pay your taxes” he alienates his base. If he says “No, refuse to pay Caesar’s tax” he incites the Romans…
It is October in St. Louis, and sadly, for Cardinals fans, it is not a red October. We are not in the playoffs.
When my nephews were young children, I watched an interesting interplay at a family gathering.
My good friend from my grad school years, Mary, did some volunteer work in Houston after graduation, and there met and then married a man named Sam Clark from Longview, Texas.
It is a strange story, today’s gospel. Like many of Jesus’ stories, there are levels at which you can read them.
It never feels like you are losing your life in those moments, does it? It never feels like a choice against Jesus or against God or the Holy Spirit.
If you have ever been to a gathering where you don’t know too many people, then you know how important a good introduction is.
It was hard to watch the news this week, wasn’t it? To see the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia? The white supremacists and Neo-Nazi’s chanting…